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Stepping On Program

Aquatic Tai Chi - Hillsboro, Wisconsin

What is Aquatic Tai Chi?

Aquatic Tai Chi is a water-based exercise and relaxation program that combines deep breathing with slow movements of the body. Aquatic Tai Chi is performed in a warm water pool to relax the muscles and improve flexibility.

The benefits of Aquatic Tai Chi

  • Improves flexibility and core strength
  • Promotes relaxation and reduces stress
  • Reduces pain and improves joint mobility

What to expect

Participants will be guided through a series of coordinated movements by instructor and physical therapist assistant, Tammy Gagnon, PTA. Movements are slow and continuous, with attention to body alignment, and accompanied by deep diaphragmatic breathing and a calm meditative state of mind. Focus is placed on maintaining a flowing movement, correct body alignment, and coordinated breathing.

Program leader

This program is conducted by Tammy Gagnon, PTA. Tammy is a physical therapist assistant at Gundersen St. Joseph's Hospital and Clinics.

Additional information

  • Water depth is 4ft. Water temperature is 86°F.
  • Participants need to wear appropriate pool attire including shorts and a t-shirt or swimwear.
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